Ford Mustang Boss 302: first drive
Ford says its 444bhp ’Stang out-handles the best Europe has to offer. True or false? There’s only one way to find out…
Posted: 05 May 2011
The road we drove down is a TopGear favourite, all blind curves, adverse cambers and broken tarmac. Just like a gnarly British B-road. If a car has any faults, they are not going to be able to hide for long here. We've driven all of Europe's finest supersaloons - M5, C63 AMG, XFR - down the same stretch and all of them had problems at some point. The 440bhp Boss driver would have to work harder, for sure, but it's unlikely he'd get left far behind those costing between two and three times as much.
And it's that value proposition that keeps mugging you every time you think about criticising the 302. Yeah, the steering isn't reach-adjustable, and some of the interior plastics are a little too hard in places. But it's got huge Brembo brakes, Recaro seats, adjustable suspension, super-cool twin-mode engine-mapping, a mad V8, will do 100-metre burnouts all day, and it's a Mustang, damn it.